Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Know what you are talking about.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
The real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.